Should you marry someone of a different faith? That depends on the faith and on who you ask…
“Your voice, your hopes, your dreams will define our American destiny…” –45 Our American destiny. This phrase, echoed by the RNC, explains a lot about the GOP and its actions — as well as inaction — of late. The Republican Party is the only force right now that could actually apply the brakes to some… Continue reading Mandate of Where?
“All I want is a little candle/book/soap/oils/Tarot shop of my own in a small, liberal, chatty, nature-y town somewhere scenic. #dreams” That was me the other day, casual thoughts spilling over into Twitter conversations as per usual (seriously, if there were a job calling for a professional rambler, I’d be one of the most successful… Continue reading A Dream of Welcome
What makes a story stay with us forever? What frequency is it that resonates with those innermost heartstrings for each of us? These stories shape our lives and seem to reflect back our innermost selves, or the higher Selves we all strive to be. I believe that the “sticky stories” we come across highlight core… Continue reading Stories that Stick
You know, the “bathroom issue.” Where should transgender people pee? It’s an issue, you see (as I have been told time and time again) not with the transgender folks themselves, but with the potential for a “sexual predator to dress up as a woman” and enter the women’s restroom or locker room, whereupon he would… Continue reading To Fix the Bathroom Issue…
As you might imagine, tattoos were one of the big Not No But Hell Nos in my circles growing up. I never really understood the objection, even with the whole “body as temple” mindset. Doesn’t it make sense to decorate your temple as you see fit? I got my first ink as a very generous… Continue reading Why I’m a Big Fan of Ink
(Warning: graphic image below — visible blood in medical tubing, iodine, etc. …It doesn’t bother me, but some people might not want to look.) It’s February 14th. I’m not going to rehash my story (find it here if you’re curious) but it’s important to me that I mark this day. Eight years ago, I came… Continue reading Not an Obligation to Me